ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS MONITORING COMMITTEE (EMC)

The EMC was formed in 2014 by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board). The Board sought to create an independent committee to assess the efficacy of the Forest Practice Rules and other related laws and regulations. As an advisory body to the Board, the EMC helps implement an effectiveness monitoring program that provides an active feedback loop to policymakers, managers, agencies, and the public by soliciting robust scientific research that addresses the effectiveness of these laws at meeting resource objectives and ecological performance measures related to AB 1492.

 

The EMC includes representatives from academia, industry, state agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit agencies. This diverse membership reflects representatives from a wide range of California’s natural resources, including water quality, geology, wildlife, and forestry. EMC meetings occur quarterly and are open to the public. Meetings are held in Redding, Ukiah, and Sacramento and are available through the webinar.

 

MISSION, GOALS, AND GUIDING DOCUMENTS

 

EMC PROJECT RESULTS

 

PROJECT APPLICANTS

 

EMC MEETING MATERIAL ARCHIVES

 

STAFF MEMBERS

Kristina Wolf, Environmental Scientist

kristina.wolf@bof.ca.gov 

2021 Meeting Materials

CURRENT EMC-SUPPORTED MONITORING PROJECTS

Agreement Number

Project

Primary Investigator

Subject

8CA03650

EMC-2015-001

Drew Coe

Class II Large Watercourse Study

 

n/a

 

EMC-2016-002

 

Joe Wagenbrenner, Kevin Bladon, Drew Coe, & Don Lindsay

Post-fire Effectiveness of the Forest Practice Rules in Protecting Water Quality on Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest

 

8CA03680

 

EMC-2016-003

 

Bill Short & Matt O'Connor

Road Rules Effectiveness at Reducing Mass Wasting (Repeat LiDAR Surveys to Detect Landslides)

8CA03685

EMC-2017-001

Helen Dahlke & Randy Dahlgren

Caspar Creek Nutrient Study

 

n/a

 

EMC-2017-002

 

Stacy Stanish

Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest Post-Fire Automated Bird Recorders Study

 

9CA04020

 

EMC-2017-006

 

Rob York

Tradeoffs among Riparian Buffer Zones, Fire Hazard, and Species Composition in the Sierra Nevada

 

9CA04019

 

EMC-2017-007

 

John Battles

The Life Cycle of Dead Trees and Implications for Management

 

9CA04087

 

EMC-2017-008

 

Richard Cobb

Do Forest Practice Rules Minimize Fir Mortality from Root Disease and Bark Beetle Interactions

 

9CA04452

 

EMC-2018-003

 

Christopher Surfleet

 

Alternative Meadow Restoration

 

9CA04453

 

EMC-2018-006

 

Kevin Bladon, Catalina Segura, Matthew House, & Drew Coe

 

Class II Watercourse and Lake Protection Zone

 

 

9CA04801

 

 

EMC-2019-002

 

Feather River Resource Conservation District

Evaluating Treatment Longevity and Maintenance Needs for Fuel Reduction Projects Implemented in the Wildland Urban Interface of Plumas County

 

 

9CA04824

 

 

EMC-2019-003

 

 

Terri Hogue & Alicia Kinoshita

 

 

Fuel Treatments and Hydrologic Implications in the Sierra Nevada

 

9CA04802

 

EMC-2019-005

 

Cheryl Hayhurst

Sediment Monitoring and Fish Habitat – San Vicente Accelerated Wood Recruitment